Ted Talks - 4chan Founder Christopher "moot" Poole

As he says, Trolling is a art.
gwiz665says...

Trolling is an song too...


Yogisays...

I've been reading No Logo and it's got a fair amount in it about adbusting and using art to change advertisements to reclaim the streets again for the people. It's interesting, I have seen Trolling that can be very artistic or creative and just plain well done. Never thought of it as art but when I have done it I do work very hard to make it well written and creative to get a laugh out of even those who I'm trolling.

demon_ixsays...

@tsarsfield: Yeah, I believe it is an idea worth spreading. 4chan is more than just a bunch of internet geeks with anti-social disorders. The strength of the anonymity of it's users is simply unparalleled on the web today.

With every website today requiring you to log on, give personal information, identify and so on, it makes me feel good knowing that there are places still out there that both embrace anonymity and say "financial potential? wat is dat?".

dannym3141says...

>> ^spoco2:

^ "Some dude who lives at home" As apposed to some dude who lives in a cave?


S'ok, i got it.

Yeah, some dude who doesn't live at his home. He lives at someone else's home, moving on each day. Like the littlest hobo.

rasch187says...

"The internet allows people to spit venom and knock people in a cowardly way using fake names. It seems to me that people aren't teaching this generation anything about responsibility. The internet allows people to make a statement that the whole world can read and listen to-but they're too much of a coward to leave their actual name. A sea of cowards."

gwiz665says...

Tell that to the Chinese. Say that to all the muslim nations. Say that to everyone who are hunted down for saying the wrong things. Being anonymous is a choice. Those of us who do choose to show our identity and take responsibility for our words do so of our own free will as well. 4chan is a great lightning rod for all the pent up emotions caused by people saying what you say, which make people censor themselves out of fear of government, their employers, neighbors, and hell, churches, who would hunt people down for saying them.

Thank goodness for the Internet.

>> ^rasch187:

"The internet allows people to spit venom and knock people in a cowardly way using fake names. It seems to me that people aren't teaching this generation anything about responsibility. The internet allows people to make a statement that the whole world can read and listen to-but they're too much of a coward to leave their actual name. A sea of cowards."

jerrykusays...

The "avenge Dusty" and anti-Scientology examples are cool, but I don't see how the anonymous nature of 4chan was necessary to bring either about. But, the fact that the Avenge Dusty cat abuser was so quickly tracked down by random Internet people is actually quite disturbing, since that abuser himself was trying to be anonymous in his Youtube video.

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